3 Battalion REME (GOOD or BAD)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#1
i`m posted to 3 Bn in the not so distant future............ :D

Has anyone just left there or is still there.......... :?

if so what is the feeling about the place, the people and the posting in general :lol:
 
#2
ill see you soon. Put it this way i would rather be a B mec than stay in 3bn any longer than i have to. Refuse the posting now or go insane with the rest of us!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :?

1bn was worse back to back Bn's thanks MCM :p
 
#3
HATTERBOY said:
i`m posted to 3 Bn in the not so distant future............ :D

Has anyone just left there or is still there.......... :?

if so what is the feeling about the place, the people and the posting in general :lol:
You cannot put Bn REME in the same sentence as good. Or even in the same paragraph, maybe even post.
 
#4
EX_REME said:
HATTERBOY said:
i`m posted to 3 Bn in the not so distant future............ :D

Has anyone just left there or is still there.......... :?

if so what is the feeling about the place, the people and the posting in general :lol:
You cannot put Bn REME in the same sentence as good. Or even in the same paragraph, maybe even post.
I was posted to FRG 2 and 3 Bn REME, had a thoroughly good time. It totally depends on the people there, which platoon and your heirachy!!! Paderborn is a not too bad City, plenty of bars and good nightlife. I left 2 years ago and the ethos was changing along with the hierachy, not for the good either I have heard. If you enjoy sport and want to get some courses under your belt, go for it. Be aware, you do get seriously used and abused by other units needing help with tasks. All units these days are busy so some folk will not like that. Better to be an 'A' mech.
 
#5
Tank_Mech said:
EX_REME said:
HATTERBOY said:
i`m posted to 3 Bn in the not so distant future............ :D

Has anyone just left there or is still there.......... :?

if so what is the feeling about the place, the people and the posting in general :lol:
You cannot put Bn REME in the same sentence as good. Or even in the same paragraph, maybe even post.
I was posted to FRG 2 and 3 Bn REME, had a thoroughly good time. It totally depends on the people there, which platoon and your heirachy!!! Paderborn is a not too bad City, plenty of bars and good nightlife. I left 2 years ago and the ethos was changing along with the hierachy, not for the good either I have heard. If you enjoy sport and want to get some courses under your belt, go for it. Be aware, you do get seriously used and abused by other units needing help with tasks. All units these days are busy so some folk will not like that. Better to be an 'A' mech.
Yes I know, but the problem with REME Bn's is erm....REME officers, too many of them.
 
#6
EX_REME said:
Tank_Mech said:
EX_REME said:
HATTERBOY said:
i`m posted to 3 Bn in the not so distant future............ :D

Has anyone just left there or is still there.......... :?

if so what is the feeling about the place, the people and the posting in general :lol:
Y
Yes I know, but the problem with REME Bn's is erm....REME officers, too many of them.
More than one is too many
what do thay actually doooo
Tb
 
#7
so far the replys to my post arn`t looking too good,

c`mon guys i`ve got no choice i`m going whether i like it or not........

someone out there must have something good to say about the battalion!!!!

:(
 
#9
When I got posted to 3 Bn everyone told me how wonderful it was going to be and how lucky I was to get such a great unit.

However times change.

I am lucky to have left and I have nothing positive to say about the unit, the hierachy and my 2 years there in general. Everyone I worked with was desperate to get posted (seniors and juniors) and this held true across the Bn (not just my troop).

Paderborn town is very nice though, you can get cheap flights from Paderborn airport and you are centrally located in Europe for getting out and about, skiing and such.

If you have kids then the schools are brilliant. If you're a singly then theres always Savoys, Tingle Tangles and even Amsterdam to keep you amused.

Remember units change and even crap ones can pick up with a change of hierachy.
 
#10
Left last year after possibly the best time i've had in my 20 years service. The Battalion was extremely busy throughout my 2 year stay but it remained fun throughout, possibly due to the good lads and lasses of the Bn.

This may be down to the fact that i am a dirty loggie and attached arms do not suffer from the 'too many REEMs in one place' thing.

Paderborn is fantastic and the local ladies very obliging!!

I would ignore the negative generalised comments, take the posting and make the most of it.
 
#11
If your not single already you soon will be.
Things to look forward to, three years time when your posted out.
Paderborn is a good city, loads to do, but hey, it doesn't matter cos' you'll never be there.
Seriously though, really busy bn, WRP and mm 1,2 coming up. Enjoy.
 
#12
the-nut-strangler said it all 3Bn poor poor Bn no time for your self just one shit under manned detachement or ex after another and another when do you get in and where you going? dont matter any how, the lot of us are all on the same sinking ship.
 
#14
I have served with 1, 2 and 3 Bn on and off during my 20 odd years and it is always the same story, guys whinging about how shit it is. Remember these people are part of the Bn so are part of its problems. I had a great time in all the Bn's, enjoy yourself and dont listen to the scrotes who do nothing but whine, they are the ones that make the Bn's s**t.

Enjoy
 
#15
never had a bad posting untill 3 Bn. Ref the scrotes comment boil yer head. 3 Bn right now is generally shit, Recmec can smile about it all cos his one goal now is the light at the end of the 22 year tunnel. REME Bn's can be good seen it, been there, had a whale of a time, just not this one!
 
#16
tiffytwoshort said:
It's a REME Bn so it's got to be sh1t.
Different Bn but same sh*t eh mate, they changed for the worst when they went from Armd wksps.
 
#17
RECMEC said:
I have served with 1, 2 and 3 Bn on and off during my 20 odd years and it is always the same story, guys whinging about how s*** it is. Remember these people are part of the Bn so are part of its problems. I had a great time in all the Bn's, enjoy yourself and dont listen to the scrotes who do nothing but whine, they are the ones that make the Bn's s**t.

Enjoy
Battalions are bad for a reason. One part of that reason is the powers to be not having a clue about the boys under them and another is too many knifes and not enough backs for them to go in!
Another part of the reason is individuals that bury their heads in the sand cause they think its fine and dont try to combat the problem of selfish "im alright jack, im only out for myself and dont have a spine" attitude.

Dont listen to anything else fella, Bn's are s**t
 
#18
I have had 2 postings to 3Bn REME and enjoyed both times i was there. As has been mentioned already, it is a busy unit and ultimately it is the people that you serve with that make all the difference. Paderborn is probably one of the best garrison town that are in Germany, with some fantastic watering holes(all bar Savoy's). Tuesday night in the Auld triangle is a must!

Go to your new post with an open mind and just enjoy your time there, it may seem shite at the time, but i am sure you will look back on your time there when you eventually leave with fond memories.

Good Luck

This may be down to the fact that i am a dirty loggie and attached arms do not suffer from the 'too many REEMs in one place' thing.

Paderborn is fantastic and the local ladies very obliging!!

I would ignore the negative generalised comments, take the posting and make the most of it.
 
#19
gibbard said:
never had a bad posting untill 3 Bn. Ref the scrotes comment boil yer head. 3 Bn right now is generally s***, Recmec can smile about it all cos his one goal now is the light at the end of the 22 year tunnel. REME Bn's can be good seen it, been there, had a whale of a time, just not this one!
Thanks for that, have boiled my head, very refreshing. Whinging is infectious and corrosive and just drags down everyones morale. I accept 3Bn has its problems like many other units but those problems are excaserbated by the constant negativity of some of its soldiers. During my time with 2Bn we had a couple of guys in the section who did nothing but whinge, it didnt take long for the young guys to start belly aching as well particularly about the higher echelons of the unit, guys were signing off and all was not well. When these particular whiners were posted things improved dramatically and within a couple of months we had a happy section, same officers in charge making the same decisions but the guys had developed a more positive attitude. Reading this thread, Hatterboy will now go to 3Bn with a negative outlook and so the cycle continues. Listen mate, Im sure you are an intelligent guy so why dont you just form your own opinion of the place when you get there, who knows with an open mind you might just enjoy yourself. Oh and for what its worth I did some work with 3Bn just a few weeks ago and found that the place seemed quite happy.
 
#20
Fair point. 3bn has got a good recovery plt :) . There are alot of lads at 3 who just whine 24/7 about any thing even the sky being blue and the grass green and may be im getting draged into that bracket :? . But i would like to think not. The Bn has it good points too, There are some good lads there and most plts seem to gel well together. I must say ive not seen much back stabing in my time there so far. Should be home this xmas too which you cant knock. Like the old wise recmec said you will make your own mind up the place will have some ups soon. :wink:
 

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